Child Left Behind” and UNESCO
08 April 2004
It starts with the United Nations and ends in your child’s brain.
My monthly newsletter, The DeWeese Report,
has reported many times that President Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” education
reform act was not an instrument with which to improve America’s schools.
The Bush program strengthens the behavior modification programs of Goals
2000. We have warned that “No Child Left Behind” continues the School-to-Work
program by driving curriculum away from teaching basic academics and toward
job training programs in all public schools.
In recent issues we reported that the Bush Administration is issuing grants
through the Department of Education for the UN’s International Baccalaureate
program which provides a curriculum that teaches our children to be global
citizens rather than Americans.
In the November 2003 issue (DeWeese Report, Vol. 9, Issue 11), we noted that,
“The New Civics teaches that American classrooms would be doing a disservice
to students by suggesting that America’s recognition of inalienable rights
deserves any superior place in the spectrum of world politics. Instead they
pack the genius of our Founding Fathers with every run of the mill democracy
on the globe. American students are now to learn that we’re nothing special.”
We’ve issued the warnings, but many don’t want to believe that a Republican
president or his Republican Congress would be responsible for such an anti-American
The DeWeese report is just the messenger. We don’t make the policy.
Perhaps it would be easier to believe if it came directly from the Bush Administration
that it’s more interested in teaching about the UN’s Universal Declaration
of Human Rights than America’s precious and unique Declaration of Independence?
Well, here it is. On October 3, 2003, just three months after the Bush Administration
put the United States back into the United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), after Ronald Reagan had removed us twenty
years ago, Education Secretary Rod Paige addressed the UNESCO Round Table
of Ministers on Quality Education. Said Paige:
United States is pleased to return to UNESCO and to participate in meetings
like this. I am very pleased to see many friends from the Third Inter-American
Education Ministerial in Mexico City.
and here, we agree that we must make education a universal reality. Our governments
have entrusted us with the responsibility of preparing our children to become
citizens of the world. We are here to share and learn.
President Bush took office, he saw these problems and decided to tackle them
head on through a program called ‘No Child Left Behind.’ UNESCO, through
the great leadership of Director General Matsuura, knows the importance of
education on a global level by coordinating the “Education for All” initiative.
‘Education For All’ is consistent with our recent education legislation, the “No Child Left Behind Act."
you have it. UNESCO’s global education curriculum is “consistent” with the
Bush Administration’s education policies. Those policies are now storming
into classrooms across the nation.
For example, from the Idaho Department of Education comes a curriculum called
“Human Rights in Education.” Listed below are four classes taught to four
separate grade levels.
Grade Six (Geography and Cultures – Western Hemisphere):
Introduction to Our World; Focus on Canada; Focus on Latin America; Global
Grade Seven (Geography and Cultures – Eastern Hemisphere): Global Citizenship
Grade Eight (Social Science Exploratory – A Case Study of Idaho): Universe of Obligation
Grade Nine (World History & Humanities): Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Yes, your child may have courses called math, science, literature, geography
and civics, but those courses are full of globalist myth and its source is
UN programs like UNESCO’s “Education for All” curriculum. It starts there
and is filtered into American classrooms through “consistent” programs like
“No Child Left Behind.”
This behavior modification of your child’s attitudes, values and beliefs
won’t end until the American people stop allowing the federal government
to invade their local schools. It can be stopped, but not until the American
people stop swallowing this drivel about “world class education.” The above
list is just a sample of what that phrase means.
Remember, U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige just told you that it starts
with the United Nations and ends in your child’s brain.
Tom DeWeese is publisher and editor of The DeWeese Report and president of the American Policy Center, a grassroots, activist think tank headquartered in Warrenton, VA.
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